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Weekly Announcements Oct. 1st, 2021

Hello Striders!

It’s been awhile as I’ve been busy with a work project, but we’re back at it!
Congrats to Johanna Lisle Newbold for a new 10K PR last weekend!
Congrats to Mark Crane for a new 10K PR last weekend!
Congrats to Kat Hisey for a new Marathon PR at Clarence de Mar!
Congrats to Kate Paradis Von Pichl and Rick Roy for BQ’s at Clarence de Mar!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

GCS EXECUTIVE BOARD – TREASURER
After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

GCS SCHOLARSHIP
Congrats to this year’s winner, Carly Matthews! A long-time strider, she is currently working towards her Masters’s in Chemistry at UMass Lowell! Congrats! Good luck to all the HS seniors as they start their final high school year. As many might be pursuing secondary education, we wanted to make sure they, or their parents, are aware of the GCS scholarship.The Gate City Striders (GCS) running club offers a scholarship to a high school or college student who is a member of GCS, whose parents are members of GCS, or who is sponsored by a GCS member.

TRACK
Track is continuing for the next few Wednesdays. 6pm at Nashua North High School

CANDLELIGHT RELAY
Wednesday October 20th It wouldn’t be the end of track workouts without the candlelight relay and bell lap celebration! Join us for this mile relay (4×400 – with randomly selected teams). Pizza and beverages provided post relay for our Bell Lap Celebration – so bring a chair and plan to hang out after!

VIRTUAL BOSTON
Johanna Lisle Newbold is currently hard at work setting up a cheer and aid station along the Nashua River Rail Trail on Saturday October 9th. Stay tuned for more info. Contact her directly if you’re interested in volunteering.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX!
We had another great showing at the Rail Trail 10k in Lebanon last weekend. We’ll need all hands for the last race in the New Hampshire Grand Prix to solidify our lead and win again this year. The last race is the Manchester Half Marathon on November 7th. There is a discount code available for $5 off. I’m in, who’s joining!? Every Runner Counts, Every Point Counts! With the updated scoring system this year, you WILL score points! Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

NOVEMBERFEST
Annual Novemberfest race to benefit the Nashua Children’s Home is coming up soon. November 21st at 11:33am. Sign up today! https://www.facebook.com/events/125576122863090/

CALENDAR
– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua North High School
– October 10 – USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA
– October 20 – Candlelight Relay – Nashua North High School, Nashua, NH
– October 24 – USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race
– Nov 7 – NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH
– Nov 7 – USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD
– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
– Dec 5 – MILL CITIES! – Nashua->Lawrence Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements Aug 4th, 2021

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Tara Roark-Towle – new PRs in both the 100 meter and long jump at the USATF NE Outdoor Championships!
Congrats to Yuki Minami Chorney – overall winner – 1st overall and 1st woman – Bucks for Bernie’s Kids 12 Hour Ultra!
Congrats to Andrew Bragg – 3rd AG – Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 5k
Christopher Simard – 1st AG – Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 5k
Mark Crane – 2nd AG – Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 5k
Paul Donovan – 2nd AG – Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 5k
Mary Schmidt Brundage for a new distance PR of 92 miles at the Badger Trail Race in Wisconsin/IL!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Track

Tonight! at Nashua North High School. 6pm Start. 5k/10k workout is 6×800 (400 rest) at 5k pace. See you there!

GCS Executive board – Treasurer

After many years of service, Diane Dunklee Clifford is stepping down as treasurer at the end of her term. We’re currently looking for someone to take over for her. Please let me know if you are interested.

New Hampshire Grand Prix!

Next race in the NHGP is the Sandown 5M. Once again we’re hoping to have another sea of red out there! With the chance in scoring system this year, EVERY RUNNER SCORES POINTS. Every runner counts! Come out and help Gate City repeat as champions! Register here: https://www.runreg.com/9938I’ll be in Sandown, who’s joining me!?Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

Pack Monadnock

The Pack Monadnock 10 Miler is looking for volunteers. If you’re not running, please consider signing up HERE:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA4A82EA4FE3-pack

Health and Wellness Night

Next week!Local Vendors, Therapists and others will be at the track next week! Come say hi and learn about their services before or after track. There might even be some ice cream afterwards! Contact Amanda Naro with any questions

Ultimate Runner Night

A Gate City Tradition going back many years. Run a 400, 800, mile and 5k all age/gender graded to see who comes out on top! Coming August 25th. Signup at track. Free for all members

Calendar

  • Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua North Track
  • Trail Series – Monday Nights into August – Nashua
  • NHGP – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH- August 8
  • USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain- August 17
  • Haywards Social Run/Ice Cream – Nashua, NH- August 21
  • USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler- August 25
  • Ultimate Runner- Sept 5
  • USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock – Sept 12
  • USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA- Sept 25
  • NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH- Sept 25
  • USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA- Sept 26
  • USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race- October 10
  • USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA- October 24
  • USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race- Nov 7
  • NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH- Nov 7
  • USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD- Nov 20
  • USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA- Nov 21
  • Novemberfest – Nashua- Dec 5
  • MILL CITIES! – Nashua->Lawrence Stay tuned!

Stay tuned!
Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 28th, 2021

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Karen Sirimoglu on a new 10k PR this past Sunday!If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

New Hampshire Grand Prix!

Next race in the NHGP is the Sandown 5M. Once again we’re hoping to have another sea of red out there! With the chance in scoring system this year, EVERY RUNNER SCORES POINTS. Every runner counts! Come out and help Gate City repeat as champions! Register here: https://www.runreg.com/9938Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

Haywards Run

TOMORROW NIGHT!Did you see our upcoming Hayward’s Ice Cream runs on Thursday, July 29th and Tuesday, August 17th at 6PM? Hope you can attend, whether to run, help by volunteering, or just socialize and eat ice cream! Volunteers can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaead2fa57-haywardsEveryone gets a discount code for ice cream afterwards!

Pack Monadnock 10 Miler

The Pack Monadnock 10 Miler is looking for volunteers. If you’re not running, please consider signing up HERE:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA4A82EA4FE3-pack

Health and Wellness Night

Since we are back on a track for Wednesday nights, I’m happy to say we’ll be having an in person Health & Wellness night this year. Save the date for August 11th! Have any local businesses you’d like to see participate? Let Amanda Naro know!

Ultimate Runner Night

A Gate City Tradition going back many years. Run a 400, 800, mile and 5k all age/gender graded to see who comes out on top! Coming August 25th. Signup at track. Free for all members

Calendar

– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua North Track
– Trail Series – Monday Nights into August – Nashua
– NHGP – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH- August 8
– USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain- August 17
– Haywards Social Run/Ice Cream – Nashua, NH- August 21
– USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler- August 25
– Ultimate Runner- Sept 5
– USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock – Sept 12
– USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA- Sept 25
– NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH- Sept 25
– USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA- Sept 26
– USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race- October 10
– USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA- October 24
– USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race- Nov 7
– NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH- Nov 7
– USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD- Nov 20
– USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA- Nov 21
– Novemberfest – Nashua- Dec 5
– MILL CITIES! – Nashua->LawrenceStay tuned!

Much more to come!
Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 21st, 2021

Hello Striders!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

New Hampshire Grand Prix!

There was a GREAT showing at Bill Luti this past weekend! Gate City banked 1014.63 points beating Greater Derry (537.67 points) and Millenium (492.94 points). While those point totals might not look it, we need YOU! Next race in the NHGP is the Sandown 5M. Once again we’re hoping to have another sea of red out there! With the chance in scoring system this year, EVERY RUNNER SCORES POINTS. Every runner counts! Come out and help Gate City repeat as champions! Register here: https://www.runreg.com/9938 Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

Yoga and Open House at EnduraFit

Did you know yoga is great for mobility which will help your running? Join other GCS members for a run in Hollis followed by yoga and an open house at EnduraFit, on Saturday, July 24th – details here: https://fb.me/e/1D1Ah7RB7

Haywards Run

Did you see our upcoming Hayward’s Ice Cream runs on Thursday, July 29th and Tuesday, August 17th at 6PM? Hope you can attend, whether to run, help by volunteering, or just socialize and eat ice cream! Volunteers can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaead2fa57-haywardsEveryone gets a discount code for ice cream afterwards!

Pack Monadnock

The Pack Monadnock 10 Miler is looking for volunteers. If you’re not running, please consider signing up HERE:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA4A82EA4FE3-pack

Health and Wellness Night

Since we are back on a track for Wednesday nights, I’m happy to say we’ll be having an in person Health & Wellness night this year. Save the date for August 11th! Have any local businesses you’d like to see participate? Let Amanda Naro know!

Ultimate Runner Night

A Gate City Tradition going back many years. Run a 400, 800, mile and 5k all age/gender graded to see who comes out on top! Coming August 25th. Signups coming soon. Free for all members

Calendar

– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua High School North
– Trail Series – Monday Nights into August – Nashua
– Fitness University – Tuesday’s – Merrimack
– July 24 – Open House/Yoga at Endurafit – Hollis
– July 29 – Haywards Social Run/Ice Cream – Nashua, NH
– August 7 – NHGP – Sandown 5M Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH
– August 8 – USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain
– August 17 – Haywards Social Run/Ice Cream – Nashua, NH
– August 21 – USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler
– August 25 – Ultimate Runner
– Sept 5 – USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock
– Sept 12 – USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA
– Sept 25 – NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH
– Sept 25 – USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA
– Sept 26 – USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race
– October 10 – USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA
– October 24 – USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race
– Nov 7 – NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH
– Nov 7 – USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD
– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 14th, 2021

Hello Striders!
If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

New Hampshire Grand Prix!

The Gate City Striders are the defending NHGP champions, and we’re looking to repeat! We’ve won the last few championships because we had contributions from everyone in the club. Doesn’t matter if you think you are slow, you can and will score points for the club! Next race on the calendar is the Bill Luti 5 miler in Concord next Saturday, July 17th! https://www.gsrs.com/luti $20 to register ahead of time. Registration closes at 9am TOMORROW! Thursday July 15th! Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

Race Reimbursement

One of the benefits of being a member is that you could get a chunk of your race entry fees to the New Hampshire Grand Prix, New England Grand Prix, XC and Mountain Series refunded to you! All it takes is for you to run races in the series, volunteer at least 3 times for the first series, additional volunteer requirements for each series after that, and then fill out a form in the late fall. The amount reimbursed depends on the number of races that you have run in the series and the financial health of the club. The more we make, the more we give back to YOU! http://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/

Pack Monadnock 10 Miler

The Pack Monadnock 10 Miler is looking for volunteers. If you’re not running, please consider signing up HERE:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AA4A82EA4FE3-pack

Haywards Run

Did you see our upcoming Hayward’s Ice Cream runs on Thursday, July 29th and Tuesday, August 17th at 6PM? Hope you can attend, whether to run, help by volunteering, or just socialize and eat ice cream! Volunteers can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaead2fa57-haywardsEveryone gets a discount code for ice cream afterwards!

Couch to 5k

Our couch to 5k program started this past Wednesday night. We had about 30 individuals start or renew their running journey! We can use a couple of couches to help out with that program. If you are interested, please contact George LeCours. gllecours@gmail.com ***NOTE: This would be during our normal track workouts ***

Marathon Workouts

July starts our training programs for a fall race. If you are interested send David your information. He will need the following:- Name- Email- Phone- Beginner(first), Intermediate(one or two completed) or Seasoned(have completed a few and looking for a better time) status.We will start our training the first week in July so don’t hesitate! If we can’t use a school we will use Mines Fallls. Contact: email: davidsalvas@aol.comThis is included with your club membership!

Outdoor Track! Every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Now on a real track!We’re now meeting at the Nashua North High School Track! We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track!

Yoga and Open House at EnduraFit

Did you know yoga is great for mobility which will help your running? Join other GCS members for a run in Hollis followed by yoga and an open house at EnduraFit, on Saturday, July 24th – details here: https://fb.me/e/1D1Ah7RB7

Health and Wellness Night

Since we are back on a track for Wednesday nights, I’m happy to say we’ll be having an in person Health & Wellness night this year. Save the date for August 11th! Have any local businesses you’d like to see participate? Let Amanda Naro know!

Summer Trail Series

Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

Calendar:
– Thru July 1st – NHGP – NHGP 5k/5,000m on any track – Virtual Track 5k
– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua High School North
– Trail Series – Monday Nights into August – Nashua
– Fitness University – Tuesday’s – Merrimack
– July 17 – NHGP – Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH
– August 7 – NHGP – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH
– August 8 – USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain
– August 21 – USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler
– Sept 5 – USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock
– Sept 12 – USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA
– Sept 25 – NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH
– Sept 25 – USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA
– Sept 26 – USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race
– October 10 – USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA
– October 24 – USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race
– Nov 7 – NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH
– Nov 7 – USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD
– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua

Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements July 9th, 2021

Hello Striders!Congratulations to Karen Sirimoglu on a new 5k PR last weekend!If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

New Hampshire Grand Prix!

The Gate City Striders are the defending NHGP champions, and we’re looking to repeat! We’ve won the last few championships because we had contributions from everyone in the club. Doesn’t matter if you think you are slow, you can and will score points for the club! You have a few days left to get the first race done, a track 5k. Entries need to be submitted by this Sunday, July 11th. Register here: https://www.runreg.com/10022 This race is free! Next race on the calendar is the Bill Luti 5 miler in Concord next Saturday, July 17th! https://www.gsrs.com/luti $20 to register ahead of time.Singlets can be purchased at Fleet Feet for $20 cash or check only please! Looking forward to seeing a great crowd at the upcoming races!

Race Reimbursement

One of the benefits of being a member is that you could get a chunk of your race entry fees to the New Hampshire Grand Prix, New England Grand Prix, XC and Mountain Series refunded to you! All it takes is for you to run races in the series, volunteer at least 3 times for the first series, additional volunteer requirements for each series after that, and then fill out a form in the late fall. The amount reimbursed depends on the number of races that you have run in the series and the financial health of the club. The more we make, the more we give back to YOU! http://gatecity.org/race-reimbursement-program/

Couch to 5k

Our couch to 5k program started this past Wednesday night. We had about 30 individuals start or renew their running journey! We can use a couple of couches to help out with that program. If you are interested, please contact George LeCours. gllecours@gmail.com ***NOTE: This would be during our normal track workouts ***

Marathon Workouts

July starts our training programs for a fall race. If you are interested send David your information. He will need the following:- Name- Email- Phone- Beginner(first), Intermediate(one or two completed) or Seasoned(have completed a few and looking for a better time) status.We will start our training the first week in July so don’t hesitate! If we can’t use a school we will use Mines Fallls. Contact: email: davidsalvas@aol.comThis is included with your club membership!

Outdoor Track! Every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Now on a real track!We’re now meeting at the Nashua North High School Track! We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track!

Yoga and Open House at EnduraFit

Did you know yoga is great for mobility which will help your running? Join other GCS members for a run in Hollis followed by yoga and an open house at EnduraFit, on Saturday, July 24th – details here: https://fb.me/e/1D1Ah7RB7

Summer Trail Series

Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

Calendar

– Thru July 1st – NHGP – NHGP 5k/5,000m on any track – Virtual Track 5k – Any track
– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua but on track soon
– Trail Series – Monday Nights into August – Nashua
– Fitness University – Tuesday’s – Merrimack
– July 11 – USATFNE Mountain – Loon Mountain
– July 17 – NHGP – Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH
– August 7 – NHGP – Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH
– August 8 – USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain
– August 21 – USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler
– Sept 5 – USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock
– Sept 12 – USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA
– Sept 25 – NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH
– Sept 25 – USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA
– Sept 26 – USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race
– October 10 – USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA
– October 24 – USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race
– Nov 7 – NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH
– Nov 7 – USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD
– Nov 20 – USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA
– Nov 21 – Novemberfest – Nashua
Stay tuned!
Much more to come!
Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements June 16th, 2021

Hello Striders!If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Did someone say Ice Cream?

Join us on Thursday June 24th for an Ice cream social and speaker night at the Watson Park Pavilion in Merrimack. Free to all striders. Find out more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4322480744450857/

Boston Marathon Bibs!

DEADLINE IS TODAY!
The club has received 3 invitational bibs for the Boston Marathon. The submission form is open now until June 16th. http://gatecity.org/boston-marathon-bib-form/As in prior years, the more active you are within the club – racing, volunteering, showing up at team activities – the more likely you are to win one of these coveted bibs. Plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up soon! Volunteering also helps satisfy one of the requirements for race reimbursement as races start coming back around.

Runner of the month

This month’s runner(s) of the month are the Rube family! Read more about them here: http://gatecity.org/runner-of-the-month/

Outdoor Track! Tonight and every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Track is back! We had a good showing last night at the return of outdoor track. We’re currently meeting at the field near the intersection of Sargents Ave and Manchester St in Nashua. We do have the approval to move to a school track in Hollis in about a month, but are currently finalizing that. We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track tonight!

Summer Trail Series

Good crowds each night! Volunteers also needed http://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

Calendar

– Thru July 1st – NHGP – NHGP 5k/5,000m on any track – Virtual Track 5k – Any track
– Track Practice – Every Wednesday night into the fall – Nashua but on track soon
– Trail Series – Monday Nights into August
– Nashua- Fitness University – Tuesday’s – Merrimack- June 24
– GCS Ice Cream Social – Merrimack- July 11
– USATFNE Mountain – Loon Mountain- July 17
– NHGP – Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH – August 7
– NHGP – Sandown 5M Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH- August 8
– USATFNE Mountain – Wachusett Mountain- August 21
– USATFNE Mountain – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler- Sept 5
– USATFNE Mountain – Mt. Greylock – Sept 12
– USATF XC – GBTC Cross Country Invitational; Carlisle, MA- Sept 25
– NHGP – Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH- Sept 25
– USATF XC – Brown Bear Invitational Highland Park, Attleboro, MA- Sept 26
– USATFNE Mountain – Waterville Valley Mountain Race- October 10
– USATF XC – Wayland Cross Country Festival Wayland, MA- October 24
– USATFNE Mountain – Cranmore Mountain Race- Nov 7
– NHGP – Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH- Nov 7
– USATF XC – USATF-NE Open/Masters Championships. TBD- Nov 20
– USATF XC – Rachel’s Run; Tyngsboro, MA- Nov 21
– Novemberfest – Nashua Stay tuned!
Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements June 9th, 2021

Hello Striders!

If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Did someone say Ice Cream?

Join us on Thursday June 24th for an Ice cream social and speaker night at the Watson Park Pavilion in Merrimack. Free to all striders. Find out more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4322480744450857/

Boston Marathon Bibs!

DEADLINE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY!The club has recieved 3 invitational bibs for the Boston Marathon. The submission form is open now until June 16th. http://gatecity.org/boston-marathon-bib-form/As in prior years, the more active you are within the club – racing, volunteering, showing up at team activities – the more likely you are to win one of these coveted bibs. Plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up soon! Volunteering also helps satisfy one of the requirements for race reimbursement as races start coming back around.

Outdoor Track! Tonight and every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Track is back! We had a good showing last night at the return of outdoor track. We’re currently meeting at the field near the intersection of Sargents Ave and Manchester St in Nashua. We do have the approval to move to a school track in Hollis in about a month, but are currently finalizing that. We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track tonight!

Trash Clean-up:

We had a nice crew out cleaning up the roads in Nashua. We managed to cover 111a from the Hollis line to Buckmeadow Rd, Down Buckmeadow, right on Ridge, back to 111A. Thank you to all those who participated

Summer Trail Series

First race was this past Monday! Good sized crowd. Nice to start feeling normal again. Race #2 is this coming SUNDAY! Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re back this year to defend our NHGP title! ALL runners are welcome. Every runner counts, every point counts!
• Virtual Track 5k – Any track, May 1 through July 1.
• Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH, July 17
• Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, August 7
• Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH, September, date TBD.
• Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH, November 7 ($5 discount code available)Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements June 2nd, 2021

Hello Striders!Happy Global Running Day! See you all at track tonight over by Holman Stadium!Congrats to Danielle Ferrucci on a new 5k PR at the Merrimack Armed Forces 5k!Congrats to Chris Mabon on a new 5k PR on the track this past Monday!If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Boston Marathon Bibs!

The club has received 3 invitational bibs for the Boston Marathon. The submission form is open now until June 16th. http://gatecity.org/boston-marathon-bib-form/As in prior years, the more active you are within the club – racing, volunteering, showing up at team activities – the more likely you are to win one of these coveted bibs. Plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up soon! Volunteering also helps satisfy one of the requirements for race reimbursement as races start coming back around.

Outdoor Track! Tonight and every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Track is back! We had a good showing last night at the return of outdoor track. We’re currently meeting at the field near the intersection of Sargents Ave and Manchester St in Nashua. We do have the approval to move to a school track in Hollis in about a month, but are currently finalizing that. We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track tonight!

Community service / Trash Clean-up:

Our next cleanup date is Sunday June 6th here in Nashua from 8:30am – 1:00pm. We are excited to continue to help clean up spaces we enjoy and use so often. This an excellent way to earn more volunteer points!If you would like to help please meet us at the Nashua YMCA parking lot at 8:30am on Sunday the 6th. Please make sure to wear good shoes/boots, have bug spray, bright colored clothing, utility gloves,, a water belt for water and to also hold bags, Deb will provide trash bags. If folks can bring trash pickers that would be great!Any effort helps, even if you can’t stay for the whole morning please consider coming by.https://www.facebook.com/events/313113816991176

GCS/GLRR Challenge

Great work by all! While we came up a little short to Greater Lowell, we still had a bunch of impressive showings! Onto the New Hampshire Grand Prix! Congrats to the following division winnners during the challenge!Taylor Summit – F2029 – GCS – 2 young pups and an old dogKate Paradis Von Pichl – F4049 – GCS – SwiftiesKaren Kinsella Long – F5059 – GCS – SwiftiesPam Triest-Hallahan – F6069 – GCS – Running After the Ice Cream Truck!Aline Kenney – F7099 – GCS – Still RunningMark Furler – M3039 – GCS – Not Yet Running MastersNate Burns – M4049 – GCS – Everyone Wanted the Short LegMark Crane – M5059 – GCS – Staying AliveJim Hansen – M6069 – GCS – Nashua Wu SoxAnd these winning team:BeYuki and the Beasts – GCS – Coed MastersStaying Alive – GCS – Coed SeniorsSwifties – GCS – Women’s OpenRunning After the Ice Cream Truck! – GCS – Women’s SeniorsNot Yet Running Masters – GCS – Men’s OpenEveryone Wanted the Short Leg – GCS – Men’s Masters

Summer Trail Series

First race is this coming Monday! Mass starts are back! Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re back this year to defend our NHGP title! ALL runners are welcome. Every runner counts, every point counts!• Virtual Track 5k – Any track, May 1 through July 1. Info to follow.• Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH, July 17• Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, August 7• Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH, September, date TBD.• Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH, November 7 ($5 discount code available)Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!
Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders

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Weekly Announcements May 19th, 2021

Hello Striders!

Congrats to Claire Rube who was first woman overall in the Gate City Running Festival 1 mile race!
Many other high age group scores this past weekend both at the Gate City Running Festival and in New Boston
If you or someone you know has had a significant race accomplishment, please let me know! stephenrrouleau@gmail.com

Boston Marathon Bibs!

The club has received 3 invitational bibs for the Boston Marathon. The details were mostly finalized at last week’s executive board meeting. Keep an eye to your email for the submission form. It should be released around May 26th. As in prior years, the more active you are within the club – racing, volunteering, showing up at team activities – the more likely you are to win one of these coveted bibs. Plenty of volunteering opportunities coming up soon! Volunteering also helps satisfy one of the requirements for race reimbursement as races start coming back around.

Outdoor Track! Tonight and every Wednesday night thru the summer!

Track is back! We had a good showing last night at the return of outdoor track. We’re currently meeting at the field near the intersection of Sargents Ave and Manchester St in Nashua. We do have the approval to move to a school track in Hollis in about a month, but are currently finalizing that. We start announcements at 6pm and then the coaches take over from there. See you at track tonight!

GCS/GLRR Challenge

Please remember to submit your times each week: https://glrr.net/2021-20k-relay-throwdown-results…/

Summer Trail Series

Registration is open now for the summer trail series! Races starting next month! Volunteers also neededhttp://gatecity.org/mfsts/

Fitness University

Fitness University will be happening in two sessions this year at the Merrimack Y. Carolina is currently looking for volunteers to help out! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetRV0vVUQ…/viewform

Trash Clean-up:

We’ve had 2 successful trash clean up days so far. We’re targeting a third day in early June on the streets of Nashua. More details will be coming soon.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX

We’re back this year to defend our NHGP title! ALL runners are welcome. Every runner counts, every point counts!
• Virtual Track 5k – Any track, May 1 through July 1. Info to follow.
• Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH, July 17
• Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, August 7
• Rail Trail 10k – Lebanon, NH, September, date TBD.
• Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH, November 7 ($5 discount code available)
Stay tuned! Much more to come!

Take care and see you on the roads!

Stephen Rouleau
President
Gate City Striders